My car is overheating when I drive it and when I am idling.
There are many variables that go into diagnosing an issue like this. Things like low coolant level, fans not working, clogged radiator, bad thermostat, leaking water pump, are all things that can cause a condition like what you are describing. It is important that you have this overheating issue diagnosed as soon as possible by a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic. This will help you avoid any kind of secondary damage caused by overheating. Secondary damage, like blown head gaskets, is costly to repair and can ruin an engine.
Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.
Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing